London And Scotland Tourist Attractions

London Eye, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Madame Tussauds London, Westminster Abbey, London Dungeon, Kew Gardens, National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus And Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Big Ben,  Ancient Golf Club, Luskentyre Beach, Highland Folk Museum, Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel and many more places to visit in London and Scotland.

The best places to visit in London and Scotland have got something for everyone, from beautiful beaches to historical monuments, stunning blue lakes, and magnificent mountains. It is home to some of the most technologically advanced and attractive cities in the world, including Glasgow and Aberdeen, which are known for their distinct districts, famous nightlife, and breathtaking architecture.

There are also various places which will allow you to unwind and not have a worry in the world. The diverse greenery and cultural roots of the two beautiful cities of the United Kingdoms have captured the hearts of the tourists visiting every year. Spending time at the Iconic Ferris Wheel London Eye, you will be able to head out on a glass capsule tour to enjoy the most splendid views of the city.

While you are at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, you will get to see the behind-the-scenes of movies and explore some magical looking sets. Madame Tussauds London is another stunning attraction that will give a chance to witness larger than life wax replicas of the most famous personalities.

Places to visit in London

01

London Eye

London Eye is the most obvious place to visit in London and Scotland if you want to see a bird’s eye perspective of the entire city of London.. It is definitely not the thing to be missed while you’re in London. Rising up to 135 meters high, one complete revolution in the giant wheel takes up to 30 minutes.

Location - Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

Activities - 

  • Capture the views of The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, The Tate Museum, Tower Bridge, The Shard, and the Thames River through London's eye.
  • A thirty minute rotation with a famous panoramic view of the city
  • A 40 minutes round tourist sail along the famed River Thames
02

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

The Warner Bro Studio Tour London first opened its door to the fanatics of the Harry Potter universe in 2012, and now it attracts almost 6000 people every day. Set in England, there is a comprehensive exhibition and studio visit and is a truly amazing place to visit in London and Scotland. It features a prominent collection of real costumes, artifacts and sets from the film’s franchise along with special effects productions. 

Location
- Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden, Watford WD25 7LR, United Kingdom

Activities -

  • Get a look of the 'Cupboard Under the Stairs'
  • Wander around the Great Hall of Hogwarts
  • Explore Dumbledore’s office 
  • Meet Warwick’s Davis
  • Learn the various magical wand moves
  • Ride the Hogwarts Express
  • Take a broomstick riding lessons
  • Find all the Golden Snitches in an interesting game of Quidditch
03

Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds is a London-based wax museum. Marie Tussaud, a wax sculptor, created the museum in 1835 and then branched it out to many countries. It blends glitz, elegance, and rich tradition with over 300 beautiful wax sculptures of various notable personalities in 14 engaging zones, making it a place to visit in London and Scotland for a very unique experience.

Location - Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR, United Kingdom

Activities -

  • Meet all the superheroes at the Marvel Universe 4D
  • Get into the Skull Island and get to meet the great Kong
  • Alien Escape
  • Have a fun photoshoot with The Bonds!
  • Have a royal tea with the Royal Family at Tussauds.
04

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a London church that is a famous attraction for tourists all over the world. It is a site of many weddings and ceremonies, along with burials of many notified personalities of great national significance. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1987, hence one of the best places to visit in London and Scotland.

Location
- 20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, UK

Activities 

  • Get to see the Royal Coronation Chair
  • Explore the Poet’s Corner
  • Explore the grave of the unknown warrior in the cathedral
05

London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is a well-known tourist hotspot in London. This establishment, which opened on September 15, 1974, now brings in the legacy of London's gloomy society, which has been brilliantly interwoven with music and performances. There are 360 sets in total, each with a unique narrative to share. You’ll be left stunned by the 20 performers in a total of 19 acts.

Location -
The Queen's Walk, London SE1 7PB, UK

Activities-  

  • Enjoy the 'Drop Dead: Drop Ride to Doom' show
  • Cruise the Tyrant Boat.
  • Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop
  • Enjoy a good old Jack the Ripper show
  • Learn about the horror of The Plague Doctor
06

Kew Gardens

Get ready to visit one of the best places to visit in London and Scotland and the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kew Gardens. It is the ideal place to get away from the bustling city. It's a great place for an excursion. With the world's largest diversified assortment of vegetation and an internationally renowned scientific laboratory, it is the perfect place for plant lovers.

Location
- Richmond, United Kingdom

Activities-

  • Explore the exotic rainforest of Palm House
  • Get mesmerized by the sight of the beautiful waterlilies at the Waterlily House
  • Head over to the Treetop Walkway for an exciting time
07

National Gallery

The National Gallery is one of London’s most prized possessions. It is the home of various valuable European Paintings which are a prominent part of the United Kingdom’s history. The collection now consists of over 2000 paintings with the most stunning collection of Italian Renaissance paintings.

Location
- Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK

Activities- 

  • Gawk at the “The Virgin of the Rocks”,
  • Have a look at the famous painting of “A Young Woman standing at a Virginal”
  • Get mesmerized by Jan van Eyck's “The Arnolfini Portrait”
  • Witness one of Van Gogh's masterpieces : “Sunflowers”
08

Piccadilly Circus And Trafalgar Square

Piccadilly Circus is a world famous monument, positioned at the crossroads of five bustling streets in the center of London. The area is marked by vibrant sign boards, having always been one of London's trademarks.

Day and night, Trafalgar Square, which is partially pedestrianized, is a bustling meeting spot. It is a hub of ideas in the City of Westminster, Central London, that was constructed in the early nineteenth century.

Location - Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DN, UK

Activities -

  • Drop coins in the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain and make a wish
  • Take pictures in front of The Horses of Helios
  • Stroll around Nelson's Column in the evening.
  • Pay respects at the King George IV Statue and the King William III Statue.
09

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is among the world's finest and spectacular royal gardens, right in the middle. The park, which is located in the middle of the city, features a wide range of activities for tourists, including boating, swimming, horseback riding, tennis, skating, running, and strolling.

Location -
London, United Kingdom

Activities - 

  • Take part in The Great Exhibition Virtual Tour
  • Take a turn at the Speakers’ Corner
  • Enjoy a fun day at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
10

Big Ben

Big Ben is one of the most prominent landmarks of London and one of the places to visit in London and Scotland. The huge towering clock is known all over the world for its accuracy and its massive hour bell. The bells ring every hour whereas the smaller bells chime in every 15 minutes to mark one quarter of the hour. 

Location - London SW1A 0AA, UK

Activities 
-  

  • Take pictures with Big Ben as a backdrop.
  • Pack your lunch and have picnics nearby

Places to visit in Scotland

11

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

One of the most influential golf clubs of Scotland is the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. The R&A was instrumental in the initial phase of golf's growth. It is among the  places to visit in London and Scotland.

Location
- St Andrews KY16 9JD, UK

Activities - 

  • Play a Round on St. Andrews Links Golf Courses
  • Learn about the Golf Greats at the British Golf Museum
  • Wander the Ruins of the Cathedral of St. Andrew
  • Visit St. Andrews University's Museums
  • See St. Andrews Castle
  • Stroll through St. Andrews Botanic Garden
12

Cairngorms National Park

If you’re looking for a place full of mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries, head over to the Cairngorms National Park right now. You’d find a variety of mountain ranges including 6 of the largest ones in the UK and 55 Munros.

Location
- Grantown on Spey PH26 3HG, United Kingdom

Activities - 

  • Spot the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. 
  • Take pictures of the Loch Morlich
  • Spot the rare Lochan Uaine (Green Loch)
  • Take a sip of beer at the Cairngorm Brewery
  • Have a good time at the Pine Marten Bar and Scran
13

Luskentyre Beach

Luskentyre Beach, with miles of sandy beaches and magnificent turquoise ocean, is among Harris' finest and therefore most picturesque beaches. Beautiful dunes and the isle of Taransay, popularised by the BBC's Castaway, are among the sights.

Location
- Harris, Isle of Harris HS3 3HL, United Kingdom

Activities-

  • Hike up to the beautiful viewing points 
  • Sunbathe at the Traigh Bostadh beach
  • Witness the unusual site of the Calanais Standing Stones
  • Gain an insight of the island life at Blackhouse, Arnol
14

Isle Of Arran

The Isle of Arran has a little bit of everything Scotland should have: a constantly changing shoreline, dramatic mountain ranges, secluded beaches, beautiful woods, excellent cultural events, and a bounty of delicious local products. There’s something for everyone, making it one of the best places to visit in London and Scotland. It won't leave you disappointed and that is a guarantee.

Location - KA27 8EH, Scotland

Activities -

  • Explore the Brodick Castle and Country Gar
  • Drink wine at the Isle of Arran Distillery
  • Go on an Isle of Arran 3 Day Adventure Tour
  • Grab a beer at the Isle of Arran Brewery
  • Play golf at the Lochranza Golf Course
15

Highland Folk Museum

In the midst of Scotland's Mountains, the Highland Folk Museum is a sight to behold. You have a great opportunity to go 'back in time' to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the Scottish people between the 1700s and 1950s.

The 1700s settlement is the starting point for tourists, but there are also other interesting sites to see, such as a fully functional croft from the 1930s. It is truly a one of a kind place to visit in London and Scotland

Location
- Aultlarie Croft, Kingussie Rd, Newtonmore PH20 1AY, United Kingdom

Activities- 

  • Take a walk around the Knockbain School, located in the Open Air Section
  • See the Daluaine Summerhouse, located in the Open Air Section and the Stockman's House, located in the 1700s Township
16

Museum Of Scottish Lighthouses

Set in Fraserburgh, the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is a part of the Kinnaird Head Castle which is built of both the Kinnaird Head Lighthouse and the Museum. It portrays the life and struggle of both the engineers and keepers of the lighthouse. It has something for everyone, whether you like museums or castles, shops or tearooms.

Location
- Stevenson Rd, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, UK

Activities- 

  • Take a guided tour of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse

17

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle was originally a favourite abode of the Stewart kings and queens, who hosted magnificent festivals there. Presently, you may encounter costumed actors who will bring you to the middle ages and make you learn more about the lives of the Scottish bodyguards, court staff, maids of honour, and servants. It is one of the beautiful places to visit in London and Scotland.

Location
- Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EJ, UK

Activities- 

  • Wander in the Great Hall
  • Witness the Chapel Royal, steeped in history
  • View the historic artifacts in the Castle Exhibition
  • Take a peek at some more artifacts in the Regimental Museum
18

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis was originally a huge volcano that erupted centuries ago and fell inwards into itself. It is the tallest peak in the United Kingdom, with approximately 125,000 full treks and 100,000 partial treks every year. It is the most popular climbing and mountaineering destination in Scotland.

Location
- Located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of Scotland

Activities- 

  • Climb the Ben Nevis with a bunch of like minded adventurers
  • Take a dip at the Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge
  • Take some amazing pictures at the Old Inverlochy Castle
  • Have a glass of wine at the Ben Nevis Distillery
  • Pay your respects at the Commando Monument
  • Try the different water sports available in the area
19

Torridon

A little village named Torridon is located on a picturesque secondary road with a stunning and barren backdrop amidst the mountains. The location is densely forested, making it an excellent place to visit in London and Scotland for exploring the surrounding landscape.

Location
- Achnasheen, UK

Activities-

  • Get stunned by the spectacular beauty of the Loch Torridon
  • Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre exploration tour
  • Hike up the Beinn Alligin mountains
  • Sail at the Torridon Yacht Charter Limited
20

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel is a 15th century church in the Midlothian settlement of Roslin. Since then, the grandeur of its rural Midlothian culture, as well as the beautiful architecture has captivated and drawn many visitors over the centuries, along with authors, artists and poets, making it one of the best places to visit in London and Scotland.  

Location
- Chapel Loan, Roslin EH25 9PU, UK

Activities- 

  • Take a guided tour of Rosslyn Chapel
  • Get a chance to witness some beautiful weddings at the Chapel
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03 February 2020
Excellent
Not an experience that you get to have every day. From all the places I visited in London on my tour, this had a distinct feel to it. I didn't expect a lot of tourists there but to my surprise, I found there was a great line for ticket booking. The entire museum had a very offbeat feel to it. It really made me feel like I was in a war room preparing for some kind of a battle.
18 November 2019
Excellent
Even though the building looks a little ancient the overall feel of the place is very futuristic. It is not something that we get to see everyday. The kids are also going to love it. A good place to learn and have some fun! Must visit.
09 January 2020
Excellent
Always wonder where the word GMT came from. Haha! My trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich was extraordinary. I got to discover a lot and it was an insightful tour. The tickets I got were from Thrillophilia. I did a lot of cool stuff like standing right on the meridian line and also took a lot of photos with my friends. Overall, a blissful experience providing a rich learning opportunity to people like me. I would definitely want every holidaymaker to visit this place.
12 September 2019
Excellent
The best way I can describe my entire experience starting with getting my tickets from Thrillophilia to touring around St. Paul's Cathedral would be to the day that it was simply amazing. The place was so quiet and soothing, it was the kind of thing I wanted towards the end of my first-day tour in London. A side note, Just make sure you have a valid ID proof along with the tickets, it is important.
12 February 2020
Excellent
I had a great time at St. Paul's Cathedral. The experience was sublime and I loved every bit of it. The place was amazing and we got a chance to just relax and enjoy some peace in the Cathedral. It is a definite recommendation from my end to every tourist visiting London. Trust me, advance booking your tickets take a load off of you.
13 February 2020
Excellent
My visit to the Imperial War Museum was insightful and really inspiring. I got to see a ton of war artilleries from the time of World War. Upon entering it will take you some time but the place will really grow on you. I must say that the guide was also thorough about the entire place.
16 December 2019
Superb
Kensington Palace is very grand and beautiful. The palace also carries a rich history that we learned a lot about from the people there. If you are interested in architecture and history then visit as I got bored after sometime.
22 October 2019
Excellent
It is a royal palace with a distinct architectural design that is really beautiful for the visitors. I really admired the entire ambiance of the place and the tour was just perfect. I strongly recommend everyone to visit the place on their tour to London.
09 December 2019
Superb
I got a chance to relax and me and my parents just sat in the garden and admired it's beauty. We spent around 30 minutes there walking around. Overall, it was nice experience but nothing special.
17 November 2019
Excellent
The Kew Gardens was the perfect addition to my overall London trip. Upon reaching I visited the place towards the evening and I must tell you what a relaxing feeling it was. It was great sitting amidst the raw nature and enjoying some time in peace. We also took a lot of pictures and overall, we enjoyed the place very much.

People Also Ask About London

  1. Which are the best places to visit in London?

    1. London’s Eye - If you want to see a bird’s eye perspective of the entire city of London, you should take a ride up to the London’s Eye. It is definitely not the thing to be missed while you’re in London as it is one of the best places to visit in London and Scotland. 

    2. Westminster Abbey
    - Westminster Abbey is a London church that is a famous attraction for tourists all over the world. It is a site of many weddings and ceremonies, along with burials of many notified personalities of great national significance. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1987.

    3. London Dungeon
    - The London Dungeon is a well-known tourist hotspot in London. This establishment, which opened on September 15, 1974, now brings in the legacy of London's gloomy society, which has been brilliantly interwoven with music and performances. 

    4. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
    - The Warner Bro Studio Tour London first opened its door to the fanatics of the Harry Potter universe in 2012, and now it attracts almost 6000 people every day. Set in England, there is a comprehensive exhibition and studio visit.

  2. Which are the best places to visit in Scotland?

    1. Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews - One of the most influential golf clubs of Scotland is the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. The R&A was instrumental in the initial phase of golf's growth. Play a round of golf on these prestigious grounds in one of the best places to visit in London and Scotland.

    2. Cairngorms National Park
    - If you’re looking for a place full of mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries, head over to the Cairngorms National Park right now. You’d find a variety of mountain ranges including 6 of the largest ones in the UK and 55 Munros.

    3. Luskentyre Beach
    - Luskentyre Beach, with miles of sandy beaches and magnificent turquoise ocean, is among Harris' finest and therefore most picturesque beaches. Beautiful dunes and the isle of Taransay, popularised by the BBC's Castaway, are among the sights.

    4. Isle Of Arran
    - The Isle of Arran has a little bit of everything Scotland has should have: a constantly changing shoreline, dramatic mountain ranges, secluded beaches, beautiful woods, excellent cultural events, and a bounty of delicious local products. There’s something for everyone.

  3. Which are the best places to visit in London for couples?

    1. The Grand Canal - The Grand Canal, or the ‘Little Venice’ of London, is one of the most romantic places in London for couples or honeymooners. A boat ride on the waters of the Grand Canal is a must-to-do for every couple. It is guaranteed to make you feel as if you are actually in Venice.

    2. Hyde Park
    - If you want to try out horseback riding with your significant other with the backdrop of beautiful London, Hyde Park is the place to visit in London and Scotland. Pass by the willows with the love of your life and enjoy the fleeting scenery.

    3. London’s Eye
    - The date where you sit on the top of the giant wheel with your loved one and watch the glittering city lights below you is the ideal romantic date you could have in London. Savour this once in a lifetime memory with your loved one.

  4. Which are the best places to visit in Scotland for couples?

    1. Isle of Sky - Drive through the island with your loved ones and experience the fleeting landscape mesmerize you with your subtle beauty. It is considered to be one of the most romantic places to visit in London and Scotland as it gives you plenty of privacy along with a number of fun activities to try with your partner.

    2. Arthur’s Seat
    - Have a date like no other, on the top of an extinct volcano with the love of your life. Break the stereotype of conventional dates and show everyone who’s the king of romance. 

    3. Auchen Castle
    - Experience the fairytale life when you visit the most beautiful palace of Scotland, the Auchen Castle. Your spouse will not forget this day till the end as she gawks at the splendor of the castle and its mesmerizing 34 acres of private gardens and woodland.

  5. What is the best time to visit London & Scotland?

    Spring and Autumn are the two best seasons to visit London and Scotland when the two cities are painted in the beautiful hues of mother nature. Hence, visiting the United Kingdom in the early March or in the September to October will be most beneficial.

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